August 29, 2012

Bike Ride

Yesterday I got out of work ridiculously early and thought I would take my bike to a few thrifts close buy. I ended up biking about 7 miles to two different thrift stores, and one was in Skokie. Totally unexpected. The weather for it was absolutely perfect (75 degrees and slightly breezy!) so it was really enjoyable! The only problem I find while biking around in the city are the pedestrians, either walking in the street or just jumping out in front of me! And of course roads that don't accommodate for bikers but that's not a huge deal either. Of course thrifting on your bike isn't ideal - I had to fit everything in my back pack so I had to be super selective! Here are a few things that came home with me:

Top left to bottom right: Tribal print high waisted shorts, Cat & Bee Mugs, Strawberry Sweater, Arizona tshirt

I am really trying to take advantage of the nice weather before Chicago's terrible winter hits again. :(

ps: don't forget to enter the giveaway - only 14 hours left!

August 27, 2012

Lion's Mane

Black and White Blouse: Target
Denim Shorts: F21
Vintage Razza Lion's Head Necklace: thrifted c/o Savers
Chinese Laundry Studded Heels: DSW
Mac Lipstick: Ruby Woo c/o Savers

I wore this last night when Ismail took me out to dinner. We tried a new restaurant in the neighborhood called Pasteur, a French Vietnamese fusion. It was delicious! Ismail had steamed Muscles in a garlic sauce and chicken egg rolls and I had marinated sesame beef ribs and with a side salad. The restaurant's atmosphere was beautiful. Well decorated, clean, and simple. The exterior of the restaurant was white with green touches and the intior is ivory and gold. 

August 26, 2012

Kitties with a bow

Cat Print Shirt - Old Navy
White Pleated Skirt - Vintage/Thrifted
Leopard Print Sandals - Target
Gold Tassle Necklace - Vintage/Thrifted
Brown Woven Belt - Target
Straw Fedora Hat - Mr. & Mrs. DIGZ
Michael Kors Horn Watch - Gift from Ismail
Kate Spade Dixon Place Scout Bag - Gift from Amy & Jasmine

Leilani took these photographs last week when we both were lucky enough to have a week day off from work. We spent the day thrifting around the city and then in the afternoon we grabbed some dinner at Antique Taco. Perfection! (More details about our day on Leilani's blog)

A little about this outfit - I thrifted this skirt last year and has been unbelievably versitle - I've worn it during all four seasons - with tights and boots or with a light tank top! This shirt on the other hand I've never worn. I bought it six months ago from Old Navy thinking the print and bow were way too cute to pass up but I could never figure out how I wanted to wear it! I honestly think it was because of the navy color but I really don't know. Do you ever buy something and let it sit in your closet for months before you wear it? My sister likes to say that it just takes a while sometimes for pieces to get introduced to the wardrobe - they need to find their place - and I think she's definitely right.

I hope everyone had a great weekend!

August 24, 2012

Seeking Free September Button Swaps!

Well I can't believe I'm saying this but August is almost over guys! How is summer over so quickly? Anyway I am looking for some new blogs to do a button swap with! All of my larger spots have filled up but you can get a smaller spot (200x100). Remember this is FREE! We just need to trade buttons and be a follower of Zzouzi Vintage.

Email me at if you're interested!

August 23, 2012

Fall Wish List

So this morning I did some internet window shopping and now I'm itching to really go shopping. Look at all of these goodies!!










Well now I just need to figure out what to buy. Have you spotted any awesome fall pieces yet? It's still a little too hot in Chicago for me to actually go shopping but I desperately want to wear over the knee socks and boots (please remind me I said this in February) !

August 22, 2012

$25 Gift Certificate Giveaway!

Giveaway time! In celebration of our 1 year anniversary we are giving away $25 to our shop! Comment letting me know what you'd use your gift certificate on in the shop! In order to enter you must be a follower of this blog! 

For 2 EXTRA entries:
Like us on Facebook - Zzouzi Vintage
Follow me on Twitter - @SarahAzzouzi

The giveaway closes August 29, 2012 at Midnight Central time!

Gooood luck!!!

Mini Shop Update

1960's two piece dress set - chevron designed fabric, with a beautiful sailor collar and an oversized button belt. Size: Small 

1970's Novelty Print dress with animals hiding among flowers. Size: Small

1980's Neon Navajo Handmade Sweater - Size: Medium

As some of you know, my dress form broke a few weeks ago and that has prevented me from doing a proper shop update. Last week a friend of mine found another vintage dress form at an estate sale and snagged it for me! Sadly the dress form is pretty small and doesn't display clothes as nicely as my old one but fear not - I combined both to create a steady dress form - perfect for photographing pieces! (You can see my new dress form in the first image) For now this combination will due, but I have my heart set on a vintage Wolf form so if anyone sees one or has an extra they're looking to sell - contact me!

This is an extra bright shop update with a few new pieces I've been bringing to the sales these past two weeks. I've been hard at work shopping for new fall items to put in the shop and I'm excited to share some of the cute back to school wears I've got! I should be putting more pieces in the shop later on this week, keep an eye out!

August 15, 2012

Instagram Wednesday

1. Kyla and I hit the beach after one too many sangria
2. Nail Polish Collection
3. Kitties sleeping
4. Ismail and me
5. Mint and gold nails
6. Fish Tacos at Antique tacos (YUM)
7. New finds for Zzouzi Vintage for fall! 
8. Vintage Sandals I had to keep
9. Lena is so poised 
10. But he likes to pick on Fin. 

Phew. I worked 14 hours today and I am wiped out! I do have the next two days off, so that'll be great! Time to prepare for Vintage Garage this Sunday. If you can, try to swing by! 

Vinage Garage Chicago
5051 N. Broadway, Chicago IL
Between Foster and Argyle in Uptown
Admission is $3.00